warm, friendly, authoritative,compassionate
authoritative and professional for presentations and narration; fun,likable, good friend and neighbor for commercials, promos, narration; compelling and convincing for documentaries, public service announcement; trained singing voice with good range; flexible voice with nice range
Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform
• Middle Age Female
• Senior Female
Language(s) of Which I Am a Native Speaker:
• English - USA and Canada
I Offer my Services for these Recording Purposes
• IVR, voicemail, phone systems, and on-hold messages
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)
Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)
• Non-Union Jobs
My Union Affiliations and Memberships
My Recording and Delivery Capabilities
• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• I can record and then deliver the audio files via Email
• I can record and then upload the audio files via FTP
• I can record and then deliver the files by regular mail
Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer
• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks
My Home Base
New York CIty, New York, United States
Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects
I can do a variety of characterizations, such as southern accent, clipped English, soft and low pitched, high pitched and cartoony, and so on as the character calls for. I have a good and flexible character and straight singing voice.
My Voice Experience
I did my first voice over public service announcement work many many years when I was a young employee at State University of New York at Albany. Now, many years later, I have returned to voice over work.
I have a B.A. degree in Communications from SUNY Albany,and an MFA in acting from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, where I focused on character work and singing. I also have a law degree (J.D.) from Brooklyn Law School. I have trained and I am still training at Edge Studio in Manhattan, with an emphasis on narration and audiobooks. Since 2010, I have taken workshops and webinars in audiobook voicing, telephony, narration and singing for voice-over actors with many instructors, including, among others, Pat Fraley, Scott Brick, Johnny Heller, Carol Monda and Deb Munro.
My Studio Equipment
I am competent with Audacity. I currently have a small studio set-up in my apartment and my equipment includes, a computer, a laptop, a Shure SM7B microphone and a cloudlifter CL-1 Nic Activator, a Audio-Technica AT 2035, Komplete Audio 6 interface, Sennheiser HD 280 Pro headphones
I am a trained actor and singer, I have a working knowledge of the legal profession as an attorney here in Manhattan. I can also write copy.
Payment Methods Accepted
• Credit cards
Online Payments Via PayPal
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